Following Tom Brady’s retirement announcement last month, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had to go in a different direction in many ways.
The team had to address the quarterback position and did just that by bringing in former No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield.
Unfortunately, the arrival of Mayfield doesn’t move the needle for free-agent wide receivers like Scotty Miller, who has decided to take his game elsewhere.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Miller has decided to stay in the NFC South and sign with the division-rival Atlanta Falcons.
Bucs free-agent WR Scotty Miller is staying in the NFC South, reaching agreement on a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2023
Although this is not a game-changer for the Falcons nor a massive loss for the rebuilding Buccaneers, Miller is a solid addition for the Falcons, a team looking to get back on track in the post-Matt Ryan era.
The Falcons have addressed the offensive side of the football in free agency, while also recently signing wide receiver Mack Hollins formerly of the Las Vegas Raiders.
Along with Hollins, the Falcons brought in another quarterback following the release of Marcus Mariota by signing Taylor Heinicke.
Despite the arrival of Heinicke, Desmond Ridder is expected to be the starter under center in Week 1.
As for Miller, the 25-year-old wide receiver is coming off a season in which he started one of the 15 games he played.
He caught 23 passes for 185 yards and zero touchdowns.
These are not monster numbers by any means for Miller, but he shared the field with some big names like Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Julio Jones.
There’s not a lot of football to go around with a receiving group like that, and that will change in Atlanta as he likely sees the ball come his way more often.NEXT: Falcons Coach Comments On Team's Current QB Situation